Health Care

New studies contradict earlier findings on Rett syndrome

UI neuroscientist Andrew Pieper and colleagues at three other universities, show that bone marrow transplant does not rescue mouse models of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disease that affects very young girls. The findings directly contradict seemingly promising results published in 2012, which initiated a clinical trial for human patients.
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UI College of Nursing website The ABCDEs of melanoma

University of Iowa College of Nursing experts encourage people to use the ABCDEs of melanoma—looking for asymmetry, borders, color, diameter, and evolving—to monitor their moles or brown spots to detect warning signs of skin cancer early.  

Grants Abel awarded $4 million to study heart failure and diabetes

E. Dale Abel, director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa, has been awarded two separate grants totaling $4 million from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to study the connection between diabetes, obesity, and heart failure.
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Improve your sleep efficiency

UI faculty and staff invited to participate in free sleep program
Counting sheep isn't putting you to sleep? Not getting enough shut-eye is recognized as a major public health issue. That's why the UI Employee Assistance Program is offering a new, free program for faculty and staff called SHUTi, or Sleep Healthy Using the Internet.

Grants Taylor receives NIH grant to study glucose production in the liver

Eric Taylor, assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.87 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study biological mechanisms used by the liver to make glucose.

Honors Gruber elected to American Surgical Association

Peter Gruber, chair and DEO of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery with University of Iowa Health Care, was recently elected a member of the American Surgical Association.
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New York Times Premature babies may survive at 22 weeks if treated, UI study finds

The  UI-led study, one of the largest and most systematic examinations of care for very premature infants, found that hospitals with sophisticated neonatal units varied widely in their approach to 22-week-olds, ranging from a few that offer no active medical treatment to a handful that assertively treat most cases.

Their next experience

Graduating subjects from 'Student Experience' series provide updates
Several individuals previously featured in our "Student Experience" series are graduating this month. We reached out to them to find out what plans they have after graduation.
College of Nursing Commencement - May 16, 2015

Video: College of Nursing commencement 2015

Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m., Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge
The spring 2015 UI College of Nursing commencement ceremony will be streamed live from "Iowa Now." Streaming will begin shortly before the ceremony begins Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. Archival video will replace the live stream on the "Iowa Now" page shortly after the ceremony concludes.
University of Iowa College of Medicine Commencement - May 15, 2015

Video: UI Carver College of Medicine commencement 2015

Friday, May 15, 6:30 p.m., Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
The spring 2015 UI Carver College of Medicine commencement ceremony will be streamed live from "Iowa Now." Streaming will begin shortly before the ceremony begins Friday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. Archival video will replace the live stream shortly after the ceremony concludes.

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